Greens at Detroit GC vandalized a month before Rocket Mortgage Classic

By |  May 9, 2023 0 Comments
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According to Detroit News, unidentified suspects recently damaged two greens at Detroit Golf Club, where the PGA Tour will hold the annual Rocket Mortgage Classic in June.

The greens on the North Course’s 11th and 12th holes suffered significant damage and remain closed to members as club groundskeepers work to restore them by the time the PGA Tour tournament starts June 27.

The lines result from glyphosate, a grass and weed killer, according to test results that came back to the GC. In his letter to members, Sam Moynihan, head superintendent at Detroit GC, said the damage is “very severe” on the surface of the greens, but not at the root level.

Moynihan told members that his grounds crew has been able to mow the two greens using walk-behind mowers and he’s applied a foliar plant protectant spray in addition to fertilization as he starts reviving the greens.

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